Education Overview

Welcome to the Department of Urology at the UT Health San Antonio. We are a growing Department that has a focus on Education, Research, and Clinical Care with a constant effort to improve the quality of all three.

Residency Program in Urologic Surgery is a centerpiece of our Department. The Program has a track record of training leaders in all aspects of the Specialty of Urology including leaders in Academic Urology as well as practitioners who set the standard for care in their community. Our efforts are to train a well-rounded individual who is exposed to all aspects of the discipline of Urology who, after completion of training, has all options open to him or her including the choice of type of practice or the very best fellowship programs available. We have been very successful in this effort. We also strive to make the training program here in San Antonio a congenial, team effort in which everyone is focused on making the educational experience as productive and enjoyable as possible. We receive comments from visitors, patients, and colleagues that it is one of the nicest groups of folks around.

What are we looking for in a prospective resident? The characteristics we see are:

  • Bright
  • Enthusiastic
  • Able to work well with others, often under challenging, fast-paced circumstances
  • A track record of “doing more than is expected”

This combination of features places our residents head and shoulders above their peers and makes training in San Antonio a challenging yet enjoyable experience.

The videos posted below are residents describing the importance of choosing the right program and why they decided to come to the Long School of Medicine at UT Health.

Choosing the Right Residency

First Choice at The Long School of Medicine

Academic Office

Program Director
Joseph Basler, Ph.D., M.D.

Assistant Program Director
Jessica Goetz, D.O.

Medical Student Program Director
Timothy Tseng, M.D.

Program Coordinator
Kimberly Cortez

Department of Urology
UT Health San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
Mail Code 7845
San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900
Phone: 210-567-5644
Fax: 210-567-6868